Octopuses are Cool (plus Tweets)

I was trying to think of something to write about for this tweets post from the plethora of topics available. However, I’ve got a cold, and I’m still recovering from a day Christmas shopping in Taupo with my mother, so my brain’s not working. So in the meantime, I was gathering tweets to add to the post. I found the one in the Marine Tweets section with a cool video of an octopus. As a... read more

Heather’s Homily – Interrupting Women (plus Tweets)

Today’s homily was inspired by a tweet sent to me by Ann German. (See Human Rights Tweets below.) It led me to an article in Aeon called ‘How men continue to interrupt even the most powerful women’. The authors did a statistical analysis of how often the female justices on the US Supreme Court were interrupted in comparison to their male counterparts. It found that “… female... read more

Heather’s Homily – Political Partisanship (and Tweets)

Any time you look at Twitter, there are multiple tweets about politics. Most of them take a strong partisan stance. Whenever I tweet about politics, I take a side too. It’s the same the world over. However, I notice that in the US there seems to be a much greater level of vitriol in the tweets. Most countries have people on the extremes, whether right or left, but the US appears to have more of... read more

Heather’s Homily – Driving And Physical Disability

Today’s homily was inspired by the quote below, which is from this tweet from Owen Barder. I am fed up with the way we are all being frogmarched towards driverless cars. What I really want is carless cities. I understand there are a lot of people who feel like that, and I can see their point of view. They’re not wrong in general, but there’s a problem with their Utopian view of what our... read more

21 Nov 2017: Heather’s Homily – Partisanship Politics and Sexual Abuse

I wasn’t sure what to write for my homily today, then I switched on Fox News’s ‘The Five’. The first segment was about Hillary Clinton declaring that Bill Clinton wouldn’t have been elected originally if Fox News had been around at the time. She may be right. That was the lead in to a “debate”* about Bill Clinton’s behaviour towards women. (* The Fox News... read more

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